Melanie Doucet Blog
Dr. Melanie Doucet has been working to improve the lives of youth in care across Canada for over 15 years, starting in her home province of New Brunswick, and now based in the unceded traditional territory of the Mohawk Nation in Montreal, Quebec. She is this year's recipient of the Ermin Cohen Compassion Award. She is a former youth in care, holds a PhD in Social Work, and is a passionate mentor to and advocate for youth involved in the child welfare system. Dr. Doucet is a renowned public and keynote speaker on the importance of equitably supporting youth in and from care from a rights-based and humane perspective and has organized panels with other youth in care alumni in various academic and community settings across the country. Dr. Doucet is also an award-winning researcher, leading collaborative, community-based, and arts-based projects with the youth in care community.